Our Favourite Quarantinis! Which One Are You?

If you're anything like us, our morning coffee has been passing the baton to our afternoon cocktail or evening wine. Recently on a walk, I saw a mother with her three young kids standing in their cul de sac. Kids were climbing on a car, mother had a wine in hand. As our eyes met, we both laughed out loud.

Living during an era of quarantine has given birth to one of our favourite new terms, the Quarantini. Staying home and self-isolating led one American to mix one part Vitamin C (health) with one part alcohol (sanity), and voila, the Quarantini was born!

This original, 'Traditional Quarantini' literally consists of a base of vodka or gin and a powdered vitamin C supplement (like Berocca). Since then the drink has evolved, limited only by one's imagination and palette. The other common characteristic has less to do with taste and everything to do with how it is shared - with your isolation family or in front of a conference call with work colleagues or friends (day of week and time of day irrelevant).

So what Quarantini are you and how does this translate to your #WFH style? Here are our Top 5 Quarantini's and their outfit counterpart (because we all love matching our outfits with our beverages don't we!)💁

1. Classic Citrus

(1 part vodka, 1 part orange liquor, 1 part honey shaken)
Setting: reading your favourite magazine in a sunny corner at home

2. Mellow Martini

(1 part gin, 1 part lavender syrup, dash lemon juice)
Setting: girls night in on Zoom

3. Spice for life

(1 part spiced rum, 1 part ginger beer, slice of lime and mint)
Setting: date night in with favourite comfort food

4. Business (bubbles) as usual 

(all parts of your favourite bubbles)
Setting: girlfriend's birthday drinks on Houseparty - elevated comfort all the way

5. On the Rocks

(1 part Frangelico, lime, ice)
Setting: finishing that 1500 piece puzzle tonight at all costs

6. Espresso Martini 

(1 part vodka, 1 part kahlua, 1 part espresso)
Setting: a late night celebration of another day of home schooling done

TRY THESE RECIPES AT HOME

We've done the hard work for you! We've tested out some delicious recipes from our favourite sites on the www; try these at home and share your faves in the comments below - Happy Quarantini-ing :)

The Cocoa Espresso Martini

45ml Vodka
45ml Macadamia Nut Milk
2 tsp Maple Syrup
1 tsp Cocoa
1 shot of Espresso
Pinch of Salt

TO MAKE
1. Add all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice
2. Shake vigorously and strain in to a martini glass

Carrot & Orange Margarita

60ml Orange Juice
60ml Carrot Juice
60ml Blanco Tequila
30ml Triple Sec
30ml Lime Juice

TO MAKE
1. Combine all ingredients and serve over ice in a salt rimmed glass

Negroni Sbagliato

60ml Sweet Vermouth
60ml Campari
120ml Prosecco

TO MAKE
1. Divide the sweet vermouth and Campari between two small rocks glasses with ice. Stir to combine and top with prosecco.

What's favourite cocktail? We're always looking to mix up our quarantinis. Share your favourites in the comments below and don't forget to tag your GRACE at home outfits with #GraceMelbourne

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